Birth plans are all the rage in pregnancy in the last five to seven years. Every app, every mommy website, every natural birth instructional anything contains mention of and often a template for a birth plan. In this post I will answer the following questions:
- What is a birth plan?
- What are some common misconceptions between doctor and patient?
- What are things that you, the mother, can do to increase chances for a vaginal delivery?
- What factors are unpredictable, so that you won’t be shocked if you encounter them?
- What items SHOULD be on EVERY PARENT’S birth plan?
Wait, you’ve haven’t heard of a birth plan?
Well, a birth plan is essentially a written guide crafted by the mother that lists her requests for her labor management and delivery. Sometimes it contains lists of medications that are requested and ones to avoid…